"Bad Blumau" Blumau in Steiermark by coccinella169

Blumau in Steiermark Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 13 photos

Bad Blumau once just was one of those tiny farmer´s villages in Eastern Styria, about 150 km from Vienna and about 60 km from Graz. Infrastructure was very bad and they did not even have a sewer system. But then they had the idea to do some oil drillings in that area - they did not find any oil, but instead they came upon thermal springs. Now that area is famous for spa hotels. It is also close to the "styrian castle route" and nice for walks.

Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an austrian artist. Rogner Hotel and Spa in Bad Blumau was designed by him. He was of the opinion that modern architecture is far too sterile and did not like straight lines. According to him, the list of "healthy architecture" is very short - he mentioned for example Gaudi buildings, some Art deco buildings, farm houses - as long as they are made by men`s hands- and slums as samples of "healthy, not sterile architecture". He was also very close to nature. His buildings are extraordinary and full of colours. What I especially liked are the grassy roofs :)

Of course I did not miss the horse carriage ride :)

  • Last visit to Blumau in Steiermark: Jan 2008
  • Intro Written Feb 1, 2008
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  • schoobi's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    So ein dunkelbuntes Wochenende sollte ich mir auch mal gönnen !

  • amsor's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Da möchte ich auch gerne mal hinfahren !

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 8:44 AM

    Bad Blumau is truly an extraordinary work of art, one of the most interesting Hundertwasser's creations. I intend to visit in May :)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2008 at 1:44 AM

    und wieder einmal "Luxus pur" ;-) ...Das Hundertwasser-hotel steht auch schon lange auf meinem Wunschzettel...

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